Centro Storico di Gallipoli

Centro Storico di Gallipoli

Centro Storico di Gallipoli
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TraumaMD911
121 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Come visit here around September -October the weather is perfect and it is NOT crowded no matter how many stars we give :)
It is great to see the beaches in the morning and then sunset . But certainly come for dinner around 7:00 pm everything opens up, stores , restaurants .

So I recommend look for restaurants off the water after 7:00 PM (19:00) . But if go and check out the scenery around sunset :)
Written October 5, 2022
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland7,636 contributions
Aug 2020
We stayed in the south for a few nights. Only 30' aways was Gallipoli, so we thought we should check this old town out.

And what a great visit it turned out to be. Parked our car not far from the old town and crossed the bridge leading to the Centro Storico. The impressive Castello welcomes you when you enter this amazing historic town.
Take the Via Antoniette de Pace or the smaller Via XXIV Maggio and head to the impressive Duomo, the Basilica Concattedrale di Sant'Agata Vergine e Martire. The streets and lanes are quite narrow, so you have to step back a bit to appreciate the beauty of the Duomo.

Countless shops and restaurants can be found. It's sure worth to get lost a bit in this maze - especially when you head a bit to the western part of the old town. That's where many locals have their homes. Less tourists, but just fun to wander the small streets.

Also nice to walk around this peninsula. Amazing ocean views with the bluest and greenest water you could think of. Some good restaurants with ocean views (try the Trattoria Scoglio delle Sirene). Besides the big sights, the whole old town itself is a sight of its own. We loved it. Fantastic town, sure well worth a (longer) drive.
Written December 22, 2020
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Voyage777250
1 contribution
Oct 2022
Gallipoli was great Mid-October. Plenty of parking at the port, the weather was comfortable, crowds manageable. We stayed at Tenuta Monticelli in Alezio just outside Gallipoli. Highly recommend this small Bio Relais lodging.
Written October 24, 2022
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M-Evan-Chen
British Columbia, Canada238 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We were thrilled that we made the effort to visit the Centro Storico di Gallipoli, after leaving Lecce in the pouring rain. Not only is it situated on the water with spectacular views, it is unique in that you cross a bridge from the New Town to get there. Once in the Old Town, you can lose yourself in the maze of charming streets and shops, much to the delight of the seasoned traveller. Had we known it was this beautiful, we could have easily based ourselves here for our trip in Puglia. We visited many Centro Storicos all over Italy but I have to say that the Centro Storico di Gallipoli was one of the prettiest and the most unique. I would highly recommend visiting here on your trip to Southern Italy. We parked our car outside and simply walked in.
Written November 11, 2015
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Ola725
World12 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
Recently, we unfortunately spent 5 nights in Gallipoli. This village had probably a lot of charm 50 years ago, but now it looks like the typical tourist trap. Everything is overpriced, access is very difficult, food is average at best and the council do not care at all of welcoming tourists. Parking is mission impossible and the council do their best to confuse you and fine tourists (they smarty started end of June (!) works on the only car park available ...welcome to tourist hell, avoid and spend your holidays in the rest of Puglia which is charming and welcoming.
Written July 12, 2016
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Lynne v
44 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We are so glad we chose to stay in Gallipoli for one of our stops through southern Italy! Old town with walled city. Beautiful cobblestone lanes with history, restaurants and shops combined. No cars allowed or can fit in the old City centre. Must park your car in designated spots. Great place to then take day trips to other towns in southern Italy. Cute small beach for must have relaxation ( beach purity).
Written August 1, 2019
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Lourdes_ValTo
Aberdeen, UK29 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
My best advice to take full advantage of this beautiful place is to avoid going during high season. Late September or May seems to be a good time. Unfortunately, during summer holidays the town is so overcrowded that it is impossible to walk around the city centre, eat dinner without booking three days in advance or relax peacefully at the beach. Also, food is overpriced and if you're lucky to get a place in a restaurant without booking, be aware it will not be the freshest meal. Overlooking these matters, the historical centre is really charming and some beaches look like the Caribbean Coast. Probably, the best beaches we visited are towards Porto Cesareo and Torre Lapillo rather than in Gallipoli.
Written September 9, 2016
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Locococomama
Evergreen, Colorado, United States1,176 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Gallipoli is a magical town that makes you feel like you have entered history. The beaches are beautiful and the people are friendly.
Written September 12, 2020
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Martyjojo
Newbury, UK2,899 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Super easy to park by the port as soon as you cross over to the old part of the town. We took a wander around the sea wall and lovely views of the sea.
Written August 13, 2020
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alistairbudd
Berkhamsted, UK290 contributions
Sep 2019
You can see the town in half a day , there are a few sights , together with very nice cafes and small shops . A lovely place to visit with easy parking by the harbour just outside the old town .
Written October 9, 2019
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